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    Good evening


    I realise that vessels have a specific route they must follow (obviously there are exceptions). What i want to know is whether officers working for say container shipping companies, on bulk carriers etc. Get to sail on different routes, or are you only employed to work on one route. e.g. If you work for a company like maersk, do you only sail from say europe to north america, or can you sail various other routes as well e.g. africa to asia and etc.

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    I'm with a well known container company and I've sailed on many different routes. Europe - South America, Europe - South Africa, Europe - Asia, East Coast USA - Asia, South America - Asia. I change ships every time I go away and they're all on a variety of routes. There are some companies where you may end up only doing one or two routes but I wouldn't be too concerned about it

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